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mactheturk Origins of the Banjo (22) Origins of the Banjo 18 Jun 00


Does anyone know about the history of the Banjo? Is it Celtic in origin or did it come from Africa or Asia?

I doubt that it is an American original though.

Does the banjo have it's roots in jazz or bluegrass?

Would appreciate any info.

Thanks, Mac


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